Wounds, cuts and grazes
There are many different types of wounds. Some can be caused by an injury or by a cut. Here’s how to look after wounds and cuts yourself and when to get help.
What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?
Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.
Trusted information about facial injury, including causes, a bleeding or cut tongue, wounds, bruising, nosebleed and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.
Trusted information on a staph infection including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resources.
Staph skin infection
Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.
Facial injury treatments
Information about facial injury treatments, including looking after yourself, head injuries, object inside a wound and deliberate injuries. Find out what to do and when to see a doctor, plus links to trusted resources.
If your appendix is infected or inflamed, you may require an appendectomy, an operation to remove the appendix. It often needs to be performed urgently. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
Trusted information about Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) infections, including causes, risks, symptoms and prevention.
Tetanus is a serious infection that causes painful muscle contractions. Because of immunisation, few people now get tetanus in Australia. Learn more about tetanus including what it is, symptoms, and the vaccine.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.